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May 1, 2003 02:53
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On 01-May-03 Michael G Schwern carved into stone:
> On Tue, Apr 22, 2003 at 10:11:12PM +0200, Tels wrote:
>> noticed that in POSIX some of the functions like setgid cannot
>> be imported (they are not listed in EXPORT_OK), however, using some tags
>> it
>> is possible to import them, e.g.:
>>         use POSIX gw/setgid/;
>> fails. Should I correct this, too?
> (I presume you meant qw/setgid/)

Uh, yes. It took me about 200 times comparing your version and mine and
find the error. Damn, tiny fonts with only one pixel difference between q
and g....

> Works for me:
> $ perl5.8.0 -wle 'use POSIX qw(setgid);  print setgid()'
> Usage: POSIX::setgid(gid) at -e line 1.
> This is because they're listed in @EXPORT.  Almost everything is listed 
> in @EXPORT (contrary to the docs, patch coming).

Ah, I see. Thanx!

>> Also, Net::Server has some checks on whether setgid and setgid worked or
>> not. And they are wrong, because the return value is different than what
>> the author expected. However, does not mention the return
>> values,
>> but "man setgid" does. Should this be documented, or is this something
>> different on each system? (You can tell I have not the slightest clue
>> about
>> POSIX at all). Pointers appreciated :)
> I don't think parroting the POSIX docs is worth the considerable effort.
> -- 
> "He's cold-resistant, generally unemployed, and comfortable talking or
> silent, and he knows how to read a map"
>                 -- Jenn Dolan

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